Why You Should Choose Titan Roofing to Install Your New Roof
Titan Roofing is a family-owned business serving San Antonio and surrounding areas. Our roofing experts have experience dealing with every type of roof and home, as well as all kinds of roofing trends. Tile, copper, and slate roofs can last up to fifty years. Wood shake roofs typically last around thirty years. Fiber cement shingles can be expected to last around twenty-five, while asphalt shingling will protect your home up to twenty years.
Top Reasons You May Need a New Roof
Roof replacement is not only a big undertaking, but can also impact your budget considerably. However, the long-term benefits are well worth the effort and money invested. Although proper maintenance and minor repairs will keep your roof in good shape for many years, no roof will last forever. Fortunately, a quality roof replacement will last for decades. Even better, you’ll save money on future repairs, attic insulation replacement and your energy bills.
How Do I Know If I Need a New Roof?
Sometimes, the signs that you need a new roof are crystal clear. Other times, the reasons are more difficult to spot. For instance, storm damage can take several weeks or even years to reveal itself. No matter the reason, committing to a roof replacement is a big decision.
There are numerous reasons why you may need a roof replacement. Titan Roofing can help you determine if the time is right for you. However, here are some good reasons to consider:
- Roof warranty has expired
- Roof is nearing or has passed its estimated lifespan
- Broken or missing shingles or tiles
- Shingling that is buckled or curled
- “Bald” shingles (have lost much of their granule coating)
- Flashing (thin pieces of stainless steel or copper to prevent seepage along roof joints) is worn or damaged
- Cracks in roof sheathing or underlayment that allow light or water to leak through
- Mold or moss growing on large areas of your roof
- Roof leaks
THE TOP REASONS FOR A ROOF REPLACEMENT
These are common symptoms of an aging roof. However, there are other reasons for replacing your roof that have nothing to do with normal wear and tear over time.
Windstorms can cause shingles to tear away or hurl debris onto your roof. Hail can cause dimples, crack the sheathing, damage vents, shatter skylights and more. It’s important to inspect your roof after any major storm to help prevent against more costly repairs in the future.
No matter your roof’s age, moss or mold expansion, ice dams, or storm damage can drastically reduce its lifespan. Signs of premature aging are similar to those from a roof that is reaching the end of its life. Therefore, it’s important to inspect your roof periodically throughout its lifetime.
Sometimes, it’s smart to replace your roof to boost its curb appeal and increase its resale value. Even if your roof is still a few years shy of the expected lifespan, a newly installed roof is an investment that typically attracts more homebuyers and has a great return.
If you’re considering a new addition for your home or thinking about adding skylights, you may want to replace your whole roof. This is because major remodels often require a change to your roofline. In addition, a roof that is only partially replaced often looks awkward.
What’s Included in a Roof Replacement?
When the time comes for a roof replacement, it will entail much more than just replacing shingles. Here’s what you can expect from the process:
1. Tearing Off Shingles
If your shingles are cracking or curling, we will likely recommend a full roof replacement. This means tearing off all the shingles down to your roof decking.
2. Decking Inspection
After tearing away the shingles, we will inspect the roof’s wood decking to determine if it needs repairs or has deteriorated enough to warrant replacement.
3. Underlayment Replacement
We will replace your roof’s underlayment, a water-resistant barrier placed directly over the decking. The most common underlay material is roofing felt with asphalt for its protective layer.
4. New Flashing
Roof valleys, skylight and chimney perimeters, and other areas where runoff is heavy need extra protection from flashing, a rustproof material to protect these vulnerable areas.
5. Ice Dam and Drip Edging Protection
Finally, we will install new metal drip edging along the edges of the roof, including the eave sides. In addition, we can also install a water and ice barrier to protect against melting ice backing up under the shingles.